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yammagamma

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yammagamma says:

To all of the Lads from the 80's

I just bought this bike for my Boy for Christmas

What do you think?

I'd be chuffed

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tazzer

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tazzer says:

Didn't get the whole bmx thing...

despite the lost boys.

I had one of these

http://www.mercia.biz/files/Raleigh-Maverick-5sp.jpg

Wanted one of these...seemed cool at the time

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v446/spyderbaby/xl_raleigh2.jpg

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teddy1981

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teddy1981 says:

Should start em off on something simple...........

http://www.ktm.com/fileadmin/systemdata/hardequipment/3PW087000_xy.jpg

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geoffart

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geoffart says:

80's

80's child here: takes me back. Then they brough in geers later with the first mountain bikes, but they didnt really ever get that right for ages. BMX was great for riding around the housing estate as a 6-11yr old kid.

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PENWELL

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PENWELL says:

bmx pres.

Hi yammagamma

Great present for him. My grandson and his mates all ride bmx's and travel miles in search of adventure. They've all had the traditional mountain bikes but never seem to stand up to the riggers of of adolescent youth.

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Father_Jack

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Father_Jack says:

well...

I had a BMX.. although when I was riding around I never got a nod from anyone with one of these....:lol:

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950Darren

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950Darren says:

Loved my BMX....

Brought a raleigh skyway:tongue: friggin plastic wheels that where supposed to be unbreakable:wacko: well f**ked after a day:tongue:

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950Darren

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950Darren says:

The.......

Chopper:lol: Had a orange and black one:huh: Maybe thats why i like KTM:wink: Mind you i done so many wheelies on it the frame cracked:tongue: My dad killed me for that:blink:

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geoffart

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geoffart says:

think plastic spokes

back in 88 I had thick white plasitc type spokes (I mean about 20 degrees rotation of wheel thickness), and I used to play a game where I would invite all the kids in the street to throw sticks at my wheel to try to see if they could break my spokes as i went past (as quickly as I could go) lol.  They succeeded in getting one stuck in my back wheel lol, which brought me to a skidding halt. 

The next kid to have a go unfortunatly had it slodge in the front wheel, with predictible results, but the plastic didnt break!  

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tazzer

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tazzer says:

Thats the thing....

The people that added speedo's, mudguards  etc etc, plastics a lot of the time ended up getting into motorbikes, I always wanted my pushbike to be a motorbike...maybe because I'm a lazy fucker and I didn't like peddling...who knows. I cycled round skye tho....granted that was almost 17 years ago...gump...lalf a lifetime ago.....On my Rayleigh Maverick.....no electrical issues...just midges and the odd boozing fall in a ditch failure :smile

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